Key points for I’m in Love with the Villainess First Impressions:
- Rae’s unwavering dedication and love for Claire, even finding ways to get closer to her, adds a unique and entertaining dynamic to the anime.
- The hint of potential character depth for Rae at the end of episode 2 raises expectations for the anime’s future, offering the possibility of evolving from “decent” to “good.”
- Despite some shortcomings in plot and other characters, the anime’s enjoyable art style, particularly the outfit designs, contributes to its overall entertainment value, earning it a 7/10 rating.
I have no idea why am I even having fun watching this anime LOL. Magical Revolution set up a pretty high standard of romance isekais for me personally, and I don’t think this anime is going to touch that. And yet, I have really been enjoying my time with I’m in Love with the Villainess for whatever reason.
Whatever kind of cliche you can think of in an Otome Game-based isekai is present in this anime, the only thing different is that it is Yuri instead usual romance or harem. That probably explains my bias but no, there clearly something more here.
So let’s talk about it. Welcome back to another edition of our First Impressions series. Today we are talking about I’m in Love with the Villainess. Let’s get into it.
What do I think of I’m in Love with the Villainess so far?
Okay, so first of all, it is really funny to see a character as horrendously down-bad as Rae is. She is probably one of the most honest MCs of all time. She knows she is down terrible for Claire and that it kind of freaks Claire out at times, and she wears it on her sleeve. That makes her a really entertaining MC to watch. Claire was the “villainess” of the game Rae was playing before getting isekai’d into it and she bullied the MC in the game.
Now though? Rae absolutely loves it when Claire bullies her. Kike dude, she even used her knowledge of the game to get accepted as a personal maid for Claire just to be closer to her. That is the kind of dedication Rae has and it is absolutely hilarious to watch. The ending of episode 2 hinted at some potential character depth for Rae as well. If they capitalize on that and give her a half-decent character, this anime would go from “decent” to “good” pretty easily.
So far for me, Rae has been solo-carrying the anime because the plot or the other characters are not that interesting. It has just been 2 episodes as of now though, so I hope that at least one of those things improves in the future. Even now though, the anime is great to watch for pure and simple entertainment value just because of how funny Rae’s character is. Oh and, the art style is pretty nice as well, the outfit designs in particular, I really do like them.
That is all for now!
Since the plot and other characters aside from Rae are not that interesting at all as of right now, I think it is more than generous to give this anime a 7/10 for the episodes up till now. I honestly should give it a 6/10 but it gets that extra point purely for Rae. Let me know what you guys think in the comments though, I will take my leave here. See ya!
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